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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Quincy is a town in Illinois with a population of 40,428. Quincy is in Adams County. Living in Quincy offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Quincy there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Quincy and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Quincy are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$113,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$674
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Quincy Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    435.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    135.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    478
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,445.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Quincy

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,249
National
$55,322
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Pros are the Bill Klinger trail and new public school buildings. Also a nice selection of restaurants. Solid amount of retail. Lots of recent work on infrastructure. Real estate is affordable.
Cons are a school system that could use improvement, high property taxes, poorly run trash and recycle program, and job opportunities are limited. Local hospital keeps getting bigger, buying up land and developing. I'm not sure why because the population doesn't seem to grow.
Not a terrible place to live, but I am working on moving away. 40 years is enough. I want to live in more outdoor orientated place.
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Historically relevant! Beautiful atmosphere, but it seems crime is increasing. It's fairly obese in this area, as well. We have about 4 McDonalds and i'm not 100 percent sure of the reason. It's extremely unfortunate that the few healthy shops that open from time to time go out of business fairly quick. Truly wish Quincy would find some way to decrease the colon clogging fast-food and up the healthy stations. The people are friendly here regardless of the crime. The area in which I live is fairly pleasant. Overall, Quincy is not a terrible area to raise your children, but it isn't much for the single night life seeker.
Quincy is a very warm, welcoming, and diverse community. As a child, there are many fun activities to partake in. Once a child gets older, it can become harder to find activities to do. However, by being creative and open to new ideas one can always find something to do. I have found many ways to have fun when it seems there is nothing else to do. A simple bike ride, drive, or visit with a friend is the best way to find yourself happy with the community. As an 18 year old female I have found many ways to enjoy different activities. These activities include enjoying the outdoors, spending more time with family, helping those in need in my local community, or hanging out with my friends. Overall, Quincy is a very good town and is always somewhere that will have my heart if I choose to move away.